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Reviews, Stage Reviews

Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Review: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

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Perhaps it was the eclipse, an event typically devoid of human influence, yet on the evening of April 8, 2024, it seemed to cast an otherworldly aura over Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons’ production of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” The production premiered at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2019 before moving to the Met to sold-out audiences {…}

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‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ Returns to the Metropolitan Opera

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(Credit: Marty Sohl/Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera will revive Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” on April 8. The production, which is set to be performed seven times through May 2, will star Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green in his role debut as Charles, soprano Latonia Moore reprising the role of Charles’s mother, Billie and soprano Brittany Renee as Destiny {…}

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The Schubert Club to Present Midwest Premiere of Concert Version of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’

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The Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota has unveiled its 2024-25 International Artists Series and 2024-25 Music in the Park Series. The season includes one major vocal showcase – a concert performance  of Terrence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” The showcase represents the Midwest premiere of this version of the opera. The performance, which takes place on Feb. {…}

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Strathmore & Washington Performing Arts Present ‘Fire Shut Up In My Bones’ Opera Suite in Concert

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(Photo credit: Bucklesweet) Two-time Oscar nominee and six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” Opera Suite in Concert will be presented by Strathmore and Washington Performing Arts. Blanchard and his E-Collective have teamed up with David Balakrishnan and the double GRAMMY®-winning Turtle Island Quartet, visual artist Andrew F. Scott, and guest vocalists soprano {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Latonia Moore on ‘Dead Man Walking, ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ & Taking Her Career into Her Own Hands

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This past week Latonia Moore opened the Metropolitan Opera season for the third time in her career, singing the role of  Sister Rose in “Dead Man Walking.” Moore has become one of the most acclaimed Met stars in the past years following powerful turns in “Porgy and Bess,” “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” and “Aida.” She has been praised {…}

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PBS’ Great Performances from the Met to Broadcast ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’

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(Credit: Ken Howard) PBS’s Great Performances at the Met will continue on April 1, 2022 with a presentation of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” The opera, which was written by Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons, stars Will Liverman, Latonia Moore, Angel Blue, and Walter Russell III. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the opera with Audra McDonald hosting the broadcast. “I cannot {…}

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Will Liverman & Angel Blue Lead Metropolitan Opera’s Historic ‘Fire Shut up in my Bones’

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(Credit: Ken Howard / Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera is set to open its 2021-22 season with the company premiere of “Fire Shut up in my Bones.” The production marks the first time the Met presents an opera written by a black composer; the work will be co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown. The opera was first performed {…}

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The Metropolitan Opera Announces Free Simulcast of the Opening Night Production of Terence Blanchard’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ at Marcus Garvey Park

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The Metropolitan Opera announced its free simulcast of the opening night and season- launching performance of Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” The simulcast will take place Monday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. There will be nearly 1,700 seats available at Marcus Garvey Park with approximately 2,000 seats also available in Times {…}